Thursday, December 28, 2006


Tuesday, December 05, 2006


After 30 exciting and adventure filled days, we did it and have the postcard to show for it- so to speak! The past month has been a truly amazing experience for everyone involved in the AREA BOYS PROJECT. I think I speak for the whole crew when I say that every single member of the team has been touched, changed even by our experiences in making this dream a reality- whether it be spiritually or in the form of a reality check on the plight of Africa. We've all come back with personal stories to tell- funny stories, scary stories and downright absurd stories. But most importantly we have in a possession over 10 hours of what we hope will be the beginning of the transformation of Nigeria and the African continent not just as a continent with potential but one of importance, with something valuable to give the rest of the world...

Thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, emails of kind wishes and encouragement. You don't know how they helped us get through the eye of numerous storms!!!!

My apologies go out to everyone who I haven't replied back to or gotten in touch with. I'll try my best to reach to you all this week.

Look out for updates on the progress of the project through post production and/or screening s in the new year...


Hey All,
Sorry for the late post! But as the saying goes, better late than never!

Just a quick note to say that I got to Lagos safely. But I've had to land on the ground running! I've been having millions of meetings every day so far and it's soooo hot! Even at 6.30am in the morning! What's that about? I'm glad for the places that have a/c but when there isn't... God help me..

The preperations are going well and we have a successful meeting with the Lagos state local council who have agreed to do everything in their power to ensure we have a successful shoot as they believe in what we're trying to do for the future of Nigerian filmmaking and also the Area Boys Project as an educational tool for young kids who might think the corruption route is easier and more profitable.

The rest of the week is jam packed with meetings for sponsorships and scheduling. On the saturday the cast and crew arrive and it's rehearsals, camera tests and location recces next week before the 7 day shoot beginning on the 18th November.